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Larceny. --Among the culprits at the Recorder's Court on Saturday was a free negro, named Joseph Gray, charged with stealing a gold watch, valued at $30, from Henry, slave of Miss Nancy Ellett. The investigation was postponed until Tuesday.
ses made such positive statements in regard to the matter, that the Recorder could do no less than send him on to the Hasting Court. We have heard statements, however, that go to show that the prisoner is a victim of unlucky events, and we hope he will be able to establish his innocence hereafter. It is perhaps well for those who set such a high value upon the chain, that it was not produced yesterday. Joseph Gray, a free negro, charged with stealing a watch from Henry, slave of Miss Nancy Ellett, was remanded for trial. Since the time that an enterprising Yankee opened a trinket store in Richmond, where everybody and family were invited to "take their choice for one dollar," the colored population have had an unconquerable passion for "jewelry," and those who can't come by it honestly will get it anyhow. Two persons, named Wm. Riley and Dan'l. Bresenham, to whose movements or characters there was attached something suspicious, the nature of which we did not learn, were t
Court Proceedings. Mayor's Court, Monday, Jan. 5th. --R. F. Coleman was required to give security for making an assault on E. Goodner. Reuben, slave of Wm. Wright; John, slave of R. Hough; and Sarah slave of Miss Nancy Ellett, were ordered a licking for trespassing on the premises of Mr. Jefferson Powers. Henry Reinhardt, a soldier, arrested for getting drunk and acting in a very suspicious manner, was sent to the Provost Marshal. Robert, slave of George Royster, was awarded fifteen lashes for giving a false alarm of fire. John, slave of Robert Smith, was ordered ten lashes for playing ball and making a great noise in the street on Sunday. A number of country darkies, living in the city without lawful authority, were ordered to be punished; also, an unlawful assembly of thirteen negroes, found in the kitchen of Abraham Warwick, without his permission. Robert Ford, a free negro attache of the army, hailing from Frederick, Md., near which place he
gs of cats, four barrels of flour, a lot of harness, &c., valued at two thousand dollars, from some person unknown. This case has been pending before the Mayor for some time, and after the most rigid investigation, his Honor has failed to obtain any positive proof that the articles were stolen. Having already had him whipped for the irregular and wandering life which he has led, it was therefore thought best to send him to the batteries, which was done.--Two negroes, named Sam, slave of Nancy Ellett, and Tom, slave of Jacob Woodson, charged with having in their possession a horse supposed to have been stolen, were committed, after a partial examination of the case, for a further bearing.--J. W. Philpots appeared in response of a summons to show cause why he should not be fined for refusing to pay the regular fee allowed for measuring wood. Mr. Philpots stated, in his defence, that he had, for years back been bringing wood down the canal to the city and selling it to consumers at gre